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    I can get either Gainward GTX 580 3GB Phantom & MSI GTX 580 1536MB Lightning at the exact same price,which would be better?GPU OC is not a criteria here though
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    Gainward is Palit same company personally I like MSi but I think in this case I would go with the card that has more Mem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    Gainward is Palit same company personally I like MSi but I think in this case I would go with the card that has more Mem.
    On 3840x1080 running single,will there be a performance difference between 3gb & 1.5gb?
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    yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    yes.
    Would the performance difference be great?
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    That you will have to decide on your own LOL, read Jakes review he just did he talks about eyefinity and shows some benches in there at high resolutions there won't be a huge difference between them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    That you will have to decide on your own LOL, read Jakes review he just did he talks about eyefinity and shows some benches in there at high resolutions there won't be a huge difference between them.
    LOL,I am greedy & would pick the card with extra vram
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    Like I said me 2 LOL and since there the same price you can't go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    Like I said me 2 LOL and since there the same price you can't go wrong.
    Yeah,you are right we should go by our guts & be greedy,in this case its best to be greedy
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    Reference cards all pretty much perform the same IMO. Go with the service companies like EVGA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Reference cards all pretty much perform the same IMO. Go with the service companies like EVGA.
    For red cards I like reference,but for green cards I prefer non reference,this Gainward phantom basically throws in double vram for free compared to lightning at same price,but I personally dislike EVGA as their so called Super clocked card still uses the lame reference cooler,also in Singapore,EVGA are overpriced,a Liquid cooled 580 3gb cost almost the same as a reference 590,ripoff,btw this Gainward phantom is no ref right?
    http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/sh...3248638&page=3
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